03 Sep To Plan or Not to Plan?
September is National Preparedness Month. A lot of people think “I’ll do it later” or “That’ll never happen to me”.
I have found there are 2 types of people, those who plan and those who do not. Not that there is anything wrong with either; they just follow different thought processes. Here is what I mean.
I took a class about 15 years ago that assessed how you learn and communicate. You answer more than 100 questions so they can figure when a thought comes into your brain where it goes. Are you left-brained or right-brained? For example, when you come up to a stoplight and it is turning from green to yellow, what do you do? Do you start to slow down because you don’t want to hit anyone or break any laws, or do you gun it, so you don’t miss the next light? It’s a thought process. As you can see from the results of my assessment, I am 30% analytical, 40% structure, 14% conceptual, and only 9% social. What do you think my answer was to that question?
Yep, I’m totally left-brained and like things to be structured and have as much detail as possible. This is why I’m a planner and love to make lists. It’s one of the many things that lead me to start this company – plan today to be safe tomorrow.
Because it’s National Preparedness Month let’s help each other be more prepared. For you and your family, there are some great resources Like the Ready.gov https://www.ready.gov/ and FEMA https://www.fema.gov/ than can help you with your family planning.
But let’s not forget about our pets! There is more to it than grabbing your pet and their food and heading out the door. You need to have their shot records in case they need to be boarded. What about water? Your pet can start to shut down in just 2 to 3 days without water. Don’t forget their medications and a first aid kit. We have tried to take the planning out by creating a Make A Plan checklist. Your pet should have their own dedicated go-bag ready at all times. If you want to build your own just make sure you don’t put it off until tomorrow. If you have a go-bag, make sure you check expiration dates and set reminders to rotate the food and water. Plastic water bottles usually have a 1-year shelf life before the plastic starts to go bad.
Our Big Dog pack has 5-year shelf life food and water and costs $79.99. When you think about it, that’s only about $16.00 per year for the next 5 years! Pretty cheap peace of mind. And for those people who aren’t planners and list makers, what could be easier than hitting the button and BAM you’re done! All that’s left would be to add your pet’s medication and records.
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By the way, my answer is – Gun it! I am a planner and don’t want to miss the next light.